JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
FULL-TIME EXEMPT // $36,000 ANNUAL SALARY
OPAL is seeking a full-time Community Organizer to lead our Bus Riders Unite organizing and base-building work and advance transportation and environmental justice campaign initiatives. The Community Organizer is responsible for expanding our BRU membership base by recruiting and retaining new members, facilitating leadership development opportunities, and working with members to prioritize, develop, implement and win transportation and related environmental justice campaigns. The ideal candidate has strong communications and relationship-building skills and is passionate about environmental and social justice with capacity to develop and inspire leadership within our members and constituents. S/he will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and will play a leading role in amplifying the voices of frontline communities most impacted by transportation and environmental justice issues in the Portland metro region. This is an opportunity to work with an effective, dynamic organization that organizes for environmental and social justice at the intersection of transportation, housing, health and climate resiliency.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Develop and implement Bus Riders Unite outreach and organizing plans 2. Retain and expand BRU’s membership base, focusing on transit-dependent communities 3. Support leadership development activities for members to become self-determinative 4. Develop and execute grassroots strategies to advance and win campaign priorities
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders, with strong cultural awareness • Empathy for oppressed communities and strong active listening skills • Demonstrated commitment to high organizing and leadership development standards • Grassroots campaign experience and a track record of accomplishment • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem-solve as an independent thinker • Strong communication skills; Bilingual ability (particularly Spanish) is a plus • Passion for OPAL’s mission and values and a desire to deepen your awareness of environmental and social justice principles and movement-building
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